Gen. Paul Vallely: Impeach Obama for Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 03:52 PM

By Joe Battaglia

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The existence of emails confirming the White House fabricated linkage of the 2012 Benghazi attack to an anti-Muslim video in an attempt to aid President Barack Obama's re-election bid is enough to warrant impeachment proceedings, says retired U.S. Army Gen. Paul Vallely.

On Tuesday, emails obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed that Ben Rhodes, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communication and speechwriting, outlined "goals" for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to meet in explaining the attack and protests occurring across the Middle East.

One goal was "to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video and not a broader failure of policy," and another was "to reinforce the president and administration's strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges."

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White House spokesman Jay Carney was among the officials to receive the email.

Vallely, chairman of Stand Up America and a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi, told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV that everyone involved in the cover-up, including the president, must go.

"We knew in some way that this would go back to the White House," Vallely said. "We needed the proof of it, now we have it. What we have now basically is an invitation to seriously defraud the voting public, which in my opinion is just another indication that we need to impeach President Obama and we need the resignation of [Vice President Joe] Biden and others who were involved in this," he said Wednesday.

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Vallely pointed to the fact that Rhodes' brother David is the president of CBS News, and accused the major networks of being just as culpable in the cover-up.

"From that standpoint, there is collusion with ABC, CBS, NBC," Vallely said. "They all need to be taken to task for collusion with the cover-up. How can you lie to the American people, put politics before the truth? That to me is an offense to be reckoned with by the American people, by the House of Representatives and our Senate."

Vallely was again critical of Speaker of the House John Boehner for his unwillingness to commission a special committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

"It's up to Boehner to move, to do the select committee," Vallely said. "He has over 189 signatories within the House of Representatives to do this. He refuses to do it. Boehner is no longer doing his job."

Hoekstra, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Hayworth on a later "America's Forum" segment that Boehner has no more excuses to delay a House investigation.

"It was clear that this administration wanted to do everything that they could to make sure that this didn't evolve from a video to actually being a discussion about the president's foreign policy because the president's foreign policy in Libya, in Egypt and with Iran clearly was in tatters," Hoekstra said. "He didn't want to have that debate. That's why they brought up the whole topic of the video.

"The House is the only way we can do an effective investigation. They've got to get off their heels, they've got to go aggressively after this. At one time, Speaker Boehner said, if there's any indication that that this leads to the White House, you know we're going to go after this.

"This now leads the video story, the big lie of the video directly into the White House. Speaker Boehner has to encourage and demand that his chairmen work together and get this investigation going full speed ahead."

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